University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth is a leading modern university with a strong reputation for teaching and high levels of student satisfaction. Our academics possess notable research strengths and are international experts pushing the boundaries of knowledge in their respective fields.

Over 2,500 staff supports the cohort of nearly 23,000, which includes almost 4,000 international students from more than 120 countries. The University also offers superb facilities in a vibrant waterfront location in the heart of one of Britain’s most historic cities.

The University of Portsmouth has a prestigious 'Gold' rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – one of only four Gold-rated universities in the south east. The Teaching Excellence Framework is the UK Government’s first assessment of teaching excellence in higher education.

It compares the quality of teaching and the experience of students at different universities and indicates which universities offer the best prospects for employment and further study after graduation.

We are also one of the Guardian University Guide’s top 40 UK universities and in the top 100 young universities in the world in the Times Higher Education ranking of universities that are less than 50 years old. For the tenth year running the University has excelled in the National Student Survey (NSS) and out-ranked the sector average for student satisfaction across all areas.

The University is active in research and knowledge transfer across a broad range of subjects including science, technology, humanities, business and creative industries. The latest survey of research quality in UK universities, the Research Excellence Framework (REF), rates over 60 per cent of research submitted by the University as world-leading and internationally excellent, with 96 per cent in total being of international standing.

We have excellent links with industry and a strong record of student employability. Every one of our courses has opportunities for work-related learning ranging from placements, volunteering and commercial projects to a sandwich year in a workplace relevant to students’ degrees.

The University continues to invest significantly in new and upgraded facilities and? has invested over £100m across its estate in the last ten years. Work has started on our Future Technology Centre, ready for it’s opening in 2017, where students from a range of science, technology, engineering and maths subjects can come together to make use of industry-standard equipment.

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Dr David Hutchinson FRSA